Arnica Chamissonis

This North American arnica is well known for the ability to help heal bruises and strains and is easier to grow than the European variety. Not to be taken internally 9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

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  • Low growing perennial
  • Clumps of yellow flowers
  • Good for bruises

Although not the true mountain arnica – this much easier to grow perennial from North America has very similar properties and can be used in much the same way externally. It makes a pretty addition with its heads of yellow/orange flowers.

Plant Care

  • Height: 10-30cm
  • Type: Hardy
  • Aspect: Sun
  • Soil: Well drained/alkaline
  • Flower colour: Yellow/orange
  • Flowering period: May - July

Arnica prefers a sunny well drained site where it will spread gently to form a decent patch. It generally self-seeds well, althougth the seeds float away on mini parachutes, so if you want to plant them yourself you should harvest them just before this happens. Arnica grows very easily in containers and should be split after a couple of years to stop it becoming pot bound.


Arnica has been used by Native American tribes for healing bruises, sprains and wounds for centuries.
Arnica oil can be made by infusing fresh or dry flowers in sunflower oil and can be applied externally. This has been used in products to reduce inflammation in muscles and joints, especially sports injuries.
It is not taken internally as a tea as it can irritate the stomach but it is widely used as an internal homeopathic treatment.




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